Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

DOJ rule change would allow some executions by firing squad and electrocution
Nov 30, 2020, 02:23 pm CST

SCOTUSblog co-founder sees ‘zero practical chance’ that ‘faithless electors’ will swing election for Trump
Nov 30, 2020, 12:57 pm CST

With Barrett in majority, Supreme Court lifts COVID-19 restrictions on religious services
Nov 30, 2020, 11:09 am CST

‘Calling an election unfair does not make it so,’ 3rd Circuit says
Nov 30, 2020, 09:40 am CST

Afternoon Briefs: Trump pardons Michael Flynn; lawyer suspended for cyberattack knowledge
Nov 25, 2020, 04:00 pm CST

Survey finds sexual harassment still a problem in New York courts, and lawyers are worst offenders
Nov 25, 2020, 12:40 pm CST

En banc 5th Circuit allows Medicaid defunding of Planned Parenthood
Nov 25, 2020, 11:13 am CST

Judge who forced child into lockup, traded F-words with defendant, loses retention bid
Nov 25, 2020, 09:44 am CST

Afternoon Briefs: Judiciary committee will get new top Dem; top Pennsylvania court rejects 5 election suits
Nov 24, 2020, 04:34 pm CST

Judge’s threat to add lawyer to pro bono list could be seen as punitive, 6th Circuit says
Nov 24, 2020, 03:12 pm CST

Bail reform in this county didn’t have any impact on new criminal activity, new study says
Nov 24, 2020, 12:39 pm CST

DOJ makes no ‘overt moves’ to investigate claims of widespread voter fraud conspiracy
Nov 24, 2020, 12:01 pm CST

Cravath announces two bonuses of up to $140K and Paul Weiss follows
Nov 24, 2020, 10:25 am CST

Afternoon Briefs: Trump campaign eschews conspiracy-minded lawyer; New Jersey law protects judges’ privacy
Nov 23, 2020, 04:30 pm CST

Federal judge criticizes DOJ’s fee agreement with BigLaw firm, says the amount is unreasonable
Nov 23, 2020, 03:50 pm CST

Trump campaign’s legal strategy has faltered partly because of legal ethics, law prof says
Nov 23, 2020, 02:19 pm CST

Ban on therapy to change sexual orientation in minors violates First Amendment, 11th Circuit rules
Nov 23, 2020, 01:17 pm CST

SCOTUS will consider constitutionality of home search during gun owner’s hospital visit
Nov 23, 2020, 12:44 pm CST

Trump campaign appeals after federal judge tosses suit, calls one claim ‘Frankenstein’s monster’
Nov 23, 2020, 11:24 am CST

After getting attorney feedback, Goldberg Segalla revamps installment-payment bonus program
Nov 23, 2020, 08:52 am CST

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